Mathematics Department Colloquium: The unreasonable effectiveness of non-archimedean methods in complex geometry

Colloquium | April 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 François Loeser, Sorbonne University

 Department of Mathematics

In recent years non-archimedean methods have shown to be a quite powerful tool in complex algebraic geometry. I shall present some of the results that can be obtained that way, proceeding from Thuiller's proof of the invariance of the homotopy type of the incidence complex to more recent results.